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    Beardology Beard Oil

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    Table of Contents:

    1. Featured Beard Oils – The Best Beard Oils
    2. Beard Oil Samples
    3. Beard Oil Packs
    4. The Beard Oil Index – All Known Beard Oils
    5. Premium Beard Oils
    6. How to Use Beard Oil
    7. The Beard Oil Recipe

    I see your plan. You intend to walk up to that pretty filly standing over yonder, tip your cap and offer her your calling card, with the promise of gentlemanly conduct and perhaps a warm meal. But she’ll rebuff you, my good sir, because your beard smells musty. Fix this awkward situation with some beard oil, destined to make your beard smell manly, as it should. Beard oil is a leave-in conditioner that makes your beard look healthy and shiny, and adds a manly scent–think of it as a beard cologne. It’s different from beard conditioner, which you wash out during a shower. Beard oil often comes with jojoba oil and other natural oils that mimic a man’s natural follicle oils, making it easily absorbed by the skin to promote healthy, strong strands. I’ve also listed many other types below. Find a beard oil that suits you best, and it will become your new best friend.

    The Best Beard Oils

    These beard oils are the best in the business. They have consistently high ratings, and are reliably available. I have personally sampled all of them, and my wife has given each her “it makes you smells good” stamp of approval.

    Grave Before Shave – Beard Oil Pack

    Snag this four-oil pack at a discount. It comes in 4 flavors: Original, Pine, Bay Rum, and Viking.

    Beard oil pack Grave Before Shave



    Prospector Beard Oil

    Vial of prospector beard oil.


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    The Prospector beard oil by Burroughs is one of the oldest and most trusted brands of beard oil. It has some of the best beard oil reviews around. Its earthy scent gives your beard a rich, manly presence, and naturally it’s one of my favorites.

    Bay Lime Beard Oil

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    I like the bottle design on this one, which comes with a nice pump action, making it easier to apply to the beard. After I finished this bottle of oil (which was great, by the way) I poured the other oils I experimented with into it, so I could reuse this unique bottle design. MOST POPULAR.

    Beard Oil Value Pack

    Three beard oils for the price of one–can’t beat that!

    Photo of the beard oil gift set


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    BeardBrand Beard Oil

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    This popular beard oil comes in 3 scents:

    Otter Wax Beard Oil

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    Beard Oil Samples

    Not sure if you’re ready for beard oil yet? Never fear my classy friend. Many beard oils come in sampler sizes so you can purchase smaller amounts to test before you commit to one brand. Here is a list of the beard oil sample packs I know of.



    Beard Oil Packs

    Beard Oil Index

    It’s my goal with this section to index all beard oils. I update this list frequently, adding new beard oils to the top, with a brief description of what makes the oil unique. Do you know of a beard oil that I missed? Let me know in the comments, and I will add it to this list.

    Premium Beard Oils

    The thing that makes these beard oils “premium” is the rare or unique essential oil that gives the beard oil its scent and therapeutic characteristics. For example, the tobacco beard oil doesn’t have tobacco in it, but instead has a natural essential oil that mimics the scent of rich pipe tobacco. These rarer essential oils are more expensive to use–thus the price.

    Looking to create your own beard oil? Read my comprehensive beard oil recipe.

    Read My Beard Oil Recipe

    How to Use Beard Oil

    So you found the perfect beard oil, but then you wonder: How exactly do I use beard oil? I get this question a lot. Beard oil, unlike beard balm or waxes, is already in liquid form. A little bit of oil tends to go a long way. Men will often run out of beard oil quickly, but with judicial use, you can make a 1oz vial of beard oil last many months. My favorite tool for applying beard oil is the Misto oil sprayer.

    I dedicated an article to this topic, complete with handy animated gifs. Let me sum up some of the things you should consider.

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    1) Don’t use too much

    A beard that feels “oily” is no fun. Using too much beard oil can get in your mouth, make your food taste funny, stain your clothes, or get on your significant other when you lean in for a kiss. You want to lightly glaze your beard with the oil, and rub it in so that every strand can absorb it. If your beard feels oily or slick afterwards, then you probably used too much.

    Take your beard oil and either apply it directly to your beard using an eyedropper, or pour a small amount in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. Then, with your palms open, apply it to the outside of your beard, making sure to spread it around evenly. You don’t want oil to be too thick in some place and thin in others. To get an even spread, make sure you run your fingers through.

    2) Make sure your beard is dry

    A wet beard will interfere with the spreading of the oil (oil and water don’t mix!). Make sure your beard is dry. If you apply the oil after a shower, towel dry your beard vigorously , even the under beard, before applying the oil. This will help make sure you get even distribution on your beard.

    3) Don’t forget the under-beard

    It’s easy to nail the front of your beard and forget about the rest. One of the benefits of using beard oil is that it conditions your strands and your pores, and makes the strands less likely to form split ends and fairy knots. Your under-beard can benefit from this too.

    When applying beard oil, make sure you bring your hands under the beard and stroke upwards to get your under beard.

    4) Comb it out

    When you’re confident that you’ve spread the beard oil out evenly, grab a beard comb and gently comb your beard to shape. Beard oil doesn’t hold a shape very well. If you want to maintain a certain shape, then I suggest you try some beard gloss. However, oil will give your beard weight and give it a nice sheen. Comb it out to brighten up this sheen and order un-orderly strands that will try to fly out here and there.

    That’s all there is to it gents! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below, and please share with me your favorite beard oil.

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    1. I desperately need some oil. I’ll be ordering some soon but what can I get from my local grocery store/supermarket in the mean time?

    2. How about the Dream Beard Oil? Is it good?

      • Yeah, I’ve used it before. They used to be an advertiser on this site and they sent me a free sample. Good chaps.

        I like the eye-dropper bottle the best, of their collection. The oil works great, and has a good smell. My wife prefers the smell of other beard oils (she likes the Bay Lime one best) but Dreambeard is a fine brand.

    3. Hi brandon. I want to grow my beard faster. Which product will i take? :)

    4. I’m completely new to beard oil. I am searching the internet trying to decide which one to go with. I have a girlfriend and want to make sure to get one she would like. I think I wanna stay away from the woodsy type. I am leaning towards the beard brand cause of great reviews, spiced citrus in particular because I think she would like the citrus and vanilla scent. Have you tried it? I’ve also seen good reviews on the bay lime one that you say your wife likes best. That looks good and is also 10$ cheaper. Would you recommend these or any others? THANKS!!

      • I have used both, and both are great choices. I like the bottle function of the Bay Lime best. It is very easy to get a controlled amount on my beard. However, I personally like the feel and scent of the BeardBrand Citrus bottle better than Bay Lime.

        See my guide on how to use beard oil, which may give you some further considerations.

    5. Ok thanks for the help. I did stumble on a couple other brands. Have you tried any from The Mod Cabin or Sams Natural? I’m just about ready to make a decision and thought I’d ask about those.

    6. Ok cool. I bought the spiced citrus

    7. A warning about orange scents, they make your skin absorb much more UV rays! It will damage your skin in the sun. I wouldn’t recommend using it on your beards due to the risk of skin damage. It’s even worse if you accidentally lick your upper lip food savers and ingest a bit!

      • Thanks for the feedback! I think it depends on your skin type. I, for one, have never gotten more sunburned from using vitamin C, or citrus-based products. But I do know people, usually with very fair skin, who have.

    8. Brandon – I have been growing beards for years and find your advice to be quite valuable, hair care products just do not cut it when it comes to beard upkeep.

      I have a particular issue with skin crust forming at the base of the beard over a period of time, despite a daily cleansing regimen. Any suggestions as to handle this and which is the best oil or beard product that nutures the skin and the beard.


    9. check out ‘the dandylions waxes’, some guys from Norfolk, making great beard oils at home

      • Thanks for the tip!

        • Baldy Von Beardo says:

          Can second this recommendation most heartily! Great service, great scents and inexpensive. They also stock beard balms, beard soaps and moustache wax.

          • Just wanted to let you and everybody else know that Lucky Scruff who has the beard of the month club, has a few of the limited edition bottles of beard oil from the club for sale.
            You can get, Bay rum, Dirty Chai, Nag Champa, Pumpkin Spice and Tobacco bay.

            All are very good and now you can too try them for $20 bucks a bottle.

    10. a bearded bastard says:

      Have you tried any of The Bearded Bastard’s products. He was the inspiration when beardbrand started.

    11. New product on the Market. Huckleberry Beard Company. Heard of them?

    12. Hello sir! I’ve been growing my beard fora few years now, and over the past couple of years I’ve started to play with different beard-care products. I use a beard wash from a company called Wild Rose Herbs, as well as a beard balm from Honest Amish. Any experience or opinions on either of these companies?
      I’m also looking into getting a beard oil to help combat dandruff. For someone with bristly, wiry facial hair, do you have any recommendations?

    13. Awesome compilation! Love that beards are really taking off like this. Here’s some more beard oil that just hit Amazon too, for you to add to your list – Benevolent Beard Oil

    14. helo there,
      i recently started growing my beard im commited to go through all the process of having my ideal beard. I grow facial but not enough to have a legit beard. Can u plz help me? On what to order for a begginer like myself ? i would really appreciate it thanks….

    15. You might want to look into the bearded bastard and also lucky scruff.
      TBB has a full line of some AWESOME beard oils, along with other products. He’s currently working on some spray perfume and I think a soap line.

      Lucky Scruff has some night products also, esp the hand made soap for beards. He offers 3 different kinds right now. The beard oils, while the 3 on his main page I didn’t care for, the beard of the month club has some better ones. (Scent wise, the conditioning aspects of the main oils are awesome, but I like the oils that have a scent and I found no scent in the 3 samples)

    16. Hey Brandon,
      I hate scented stuff, I never use perfume or cologne or anything. DO you know of any good unscented oils?


      • Every oil has a slight scent. If you want something that is easily absorbed and has minimal scent, try pure jojoba oil.

      • While I was looking at each beard oil company, I noticed that just about every one offer a true unscented one. They were called, unscented, nude, bare etc…etc. You just have to look at the whole catalog of each company. Lucky Scruff offers one, Dream Beard does, as well as Blacklabelbeard and Beardoilshop.

    17. How can we submit our oils for you to review?

    18. I’m new to the beard oil scene, and would like your expert advice on a good oil to begin with — I enjoy woody and balsamic scents, but prefer a mild aroma (my wife gets headaches from some scents, and that’s the very last thing I want to do to her). What say you, good sir?

      • The Bay Lime Beard Oil is a popular one. My wife likes it, but it is not as woody as you may prefer. The Grave Before Shave Viking blend may be a good one to try.

        Let me know which one you ultimately choose!

    19. Rhys Furner says:

      Hey Brandon,

      You should check us out at Buccaneer Grooming and do a review on our beard oil. I’d be happy to send you some for a trial :)


    20. Wade Geering says:

      I’ve tried a few different brands of beard oil. My favourite is from an Australian company called The Bearded Chap. It costs more than the average beard oil, but I think it’s worth it. They have a range of products. I have yet to find a company with a better oil or beard soap.

    21. Hello beardmates.. I am going to make my own beard oil and I would like some advice from you all on the subject of mixes. I have bought sweet almond and jojoba as carrier oils (intend to use 2 parts almond, 1 part jojoba for base) and pine needle, cinnamon, eucalyptus and sandalwood essential oil. My goal is to make 3 mixes. A wooden smell, chill refreshing smell and a sweet smell (based on cinnamon, you’d guess). So… have any advice for me? :)

      • You’re off to a good start! See my guide on how to make beard oil for more tips. Also, see my guide to essential oils, which will show you which essential oils pair well with each other.

        • Ray Pepito says:

          Hello Brandon
          I’m the owner of Gents~N~Valor we are a Beard Company and just launched a new Beard Oil called A Man’s Nature. I came across your site through Buy Sell Ads and I will purchase some space. My inquiry is if I could send you some of our product would you mind reviewing it for us. Also I can give you large discounts on a case for other Gentlemen on this site. I’m also willing to give your readers 80% off for an honest their honest opinion as well.
          Thank You My Bearded Friend

    22. Brian Olchesky says:

      Hello Gents!

      I recently shaved off a very hearty 7 inches of beard down to the skin and have begun the journey to the YEARD! Good times. It was tough….but since I’m a ginger……THE PHOENIX V2 will be worth the baby face! Brandon, I noticed there is a Beardbrand oil missing from your list. 4 Vices has essential oils from Tobacco, coffee, hops and Hemp Canabis and is a “Gold Label” product. The scent is actually very mild compared to a the Tree Ranger or Lumber Yard scents. Note though, it is a heavier oil so a little goes a LONG way. Also note about beard brand they have a 3 tier label system of White, Silver and Gold. If you use it on a daily basis 2-3 times a day the white label is a more cost effective avenue ( I suppose….if you use A LOT OF OIL ) whereas the Silver and Gold labels are a little higher price point. All said…..If you use it pretty sparingly any of these oils is nice.

      Also, I have recently heard of Texas Beard Co. I haven’t personally tried any yet so if you give it a run let us all know!

      PS – Beardbrand makes a really great smelling soap as well that I like alot. Once it’s gone I’ll give GBS Pine soap a run maybe.

    23. WildRoverMan says:

      Charlemagne Beard Oil is not on your list

    24. Simply Great Beard Oil is missing on your list

    25. I just put in membership for the dollar beard club by Uncut Beard Company. This is my first beard oil and mustache wax. I was wondering if you have used this brand before. How good a quality are they and how is the product compared to other major brands. They seemed to be the cheapest as to where a .5oz bottle of oil at just a healthy $dollar$! Any thoughts?

    26. Thanks for a great blog.
      One excellent beard conditioning oil I have used for years and is not on your list is
      Jenulence Natural Beard Conditioner. Really good to stop flaking, hotspots etc.
      Comes in a 4oz bottle or a really nice small size fir travel.

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